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Joseph J. Pinzone, MD, MBA

CEO and Medical Director
Dr. Pinzone serves as CEO & Medical Director of AMAI an innovative medical and wellness practice, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine as well as Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.
Dr. Pinzone graduated from New York University School of Medicine, and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University where he achieved a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the cause of pituitary tumors.
After fellowship, Dr. Pinzone joined the faculty of The George Washington University School of Medicine where he practiced and taught Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. While at GW, he achieved a Master of Business Administration with honors and secured a 5-year research grant from the NIH to study breast cancer.
Dr. Pinzone then joined the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine where his clinical work focused on patients with pituitary problems. He also headed a molecular biology laboratory where he investigated why breast cancer spreads to bone. While at OSU, Dr. Pinzone taught both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology.
Dr. Pinzone was then recruited to Amgen, Inc. where he was Clinical Research Medical Director. He worked in both the Hematology/Oncology and Bone Therapeutic Areas. Dr. Pinzone focused on denosumab, an antibody that inactivates RANK Ligand, a naturally occurring protein in our bodies that promotes bone resorption. Denosumab is used to treat patients with osteoporosis and bone metastases from cancer.
Bringing together his expertise and experience in internal medicine and research and energized by his passion for bringing an innovative, synergistic approach to the practice of medicine, Dr. Pinzone founded Amai in the summer of 2013.
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